• Wire Monkeys Smart Home Automation

    8 Great Reasons to Automate Your Home

    Why should I automate my home? What are the advantages of an automated home? And is an automated smart home really worth the investment?

    These are some of the most common questions that first-time smart home buyers ask themselves. Besides increasing your homes resale value and impressing your friends and family, a smart home can provide you and your family with incredible benefits that make it well worth the investment. Here are our 8 Undeniable Reasons to Automate Your New Home!

    1. Spend more time doing what you love:

    The beauty of a smart home system is that it has the ability to control all the different electronics in your house with one touch of a button. Now you can set back the thermostats, turn off the lights and secure the house for the night in one simple step. Worried you forgot to close the garage again? Save yourself the drive home and check on your smartphone. Add more hours to your day so you can spend more time enjoying precious moments with family and friends.

    2. Enjoy anywhere, anytime convenience:

    Imagine being able to access your whole house from anywhere, at anytime. Now you’ll be able to monitor and manage all your security, lighting, climate, music and shades from your smartphone or tablet. Turn on the heating and lights when you leave work to ensure you have a comfortable home when you get back and forget about getting that house sitter to look after your place when you go on vacation, you can check on your home at any time and get real-time notifications from your cameras if there is any movement on the property.

    3. Experience the ultimate luxury and comfort:

    A smart home actively monitors and manages all the devices in your home to ensure maximum comfort and enjoyment. From automatically turning up or down the lights and thermostats to lowering the shades when lighting sensors notice glare you can bet your smart home will work hard to make sure you are as comfortable as possible.

    4. Get peace of mind:

    A smart home system helps prevent potentially disasters from happening by enabling you to monitor parts critical areas of your house. Did your hot water heater start leaking, don’t come home to a flood home, have the home notify you as soon as it detects water in the hot water pan. No more worrying if you closed the garage door, turned off the lights, locked the door or turned off the television. For people who have a lot going on, being able to easily check these items off the to-do list makes a smart home worth the investment.

    5. Feel a new level of security:

    Get alerts when new people enter the home, check on the kids from your smartphone, get notifications telling you which windows or doors you left open and automate your house to turn on and off lights randomly when you are on vacation to make it look like you are home. The options for a better and safer home are endless.

    6. Be energy conscious:

    A smart home can reduce your power consumption and help you monitor and manage power hungry devices. Now you can reduce your carbon footprint and increase your home’s energy efficiency in one step. Not only that, but you will save on your energy bill too.

    7. Tailor your home to your lifestyle:

    It’s a beautiful thing when a smart home system can be adapted to fit your lifestyle, not the other way around. With a properly designed smart home, the electronics fade into the background and you only experience the lifestyle benefits. A Professional home Integrator is able to tailor your home automation system exactly to your needs and make your dream smart home a reality.

    8. Enjoy a system that’s so good it pays for itself:

    Your smart home will work 24/7, 365 days a year to optimize the use of your devices and save energy. The cost savings that can be attributed to the ability to automatically turn off lighting, AV equipment, and heating when a room is not in use, or provide up-to-date energy management information so you can identify and eliminate power hungry devices, cannot be understated. Over the years the system is so good at saving you money it can often pay for itself. Now that’s hard to argue with.